Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught
CounterPunch / Kathleen Christison
20-Jan-2011 (one comment)

CounterPunch has accessed Wikileaks’ file of cables on Israel’s Gaza assault two years ago (Operation Cast Lead, December 27, 2008 through January 18, 2009). Though the cables often  simply rehash Israeli press reporting, providing  little new insight into Israel’s attack or the planning behind it, they show with pitiless clarity  the U.S. government to be little more than a handmaiden and amanuensis of the Israeli military machine.

The cables make clear, were any further disclosure needed, exactly where the United States stands with respect to Israel’s unprovoked attacks on Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors.  Although Operation Cast Lead took place in the last days of the Bush administration, ending two days before Barack Obama was inaugurated, every Obama policy in the succeeding  two years – including the administration’s repudiation of the Goldstone Report detailing Israeli atrocities and war crimes during Cast Lead – has demonstrated a striking continuity of support for Israeli actions.

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Unproked attacks what a lie

by Escape on

I have a solution for these Hamas Crony's,next time they PROVOKE another CAST LEAD I say put a end to these suicide bombers,rocket launchers,jihadists and all the lying 'occupation' crybabies that feed that war.Drive every last Palestinian out and take them to Turkey.END IT.